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Test for Parkinson’s on the Horizon Due to Fox-Funded Research at UC San Diego

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Fri, Mar 11, 2016


For the 60 thousand Americans diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease each year, the challenges are huge. From the shuffling gait, hunched posture, and tremors to the declining cognitive functions, nearly every aspect of the activities of daily living are impacted. But perhaps the the largest challenge is receiving an accurate diagnosis in the first place.

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Tags: CA, University of California San Diego, California, Biomarkers, San Diego, UCSD research, UCSD, UC San Diego, Parkinson's Disease, Dr. Paula Desplats, Michael J. Fox Foundation, biosciences, West Coast

WSU Partners to Offer Genetic Cancer Screenings

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Washington State University, in collaboration with a genetics testing company in India, is providing cancer patients with comprehensive testing for determining effective prostate and breast cancer treatments.

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Tags: Washington, WSU Pullman, Microbiology, WA, cancer research, WSU, Washington State University, Cancer Treatment, pharmaceutical, 2015, Biomarkers, Genetics, Northwest Region, Pullman, BioResearch Product Faire™

Penn Parkinson's Research Center Part of New NIH Biomarkers Initiative

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Jan 18, 2013

The Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP) is a recently-formed NIH initiative to advance research into biomarkers for the disease in order to better understand its progress and develop treatments. Some funded projects will focus on statistical analysis tools and data sharing among researchers. Others will examine early clinical manifestations of PD in patients. Still more will involve lab studies, including identification of genetic biomarkers as well as antibodies in the blood and changes in body chemistry. All projects "must inform the etiology, pathogenesis or treatment of PD," according to grant program guidelines. Research supported by the PDBP is being carried out at the 11 Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research (logo right), directed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) within the NIH.

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